Confront Your Fears


John Hale from Compassionate Seattle.

“We need to get people more involved.”

He made some great points about getting ‘right’

with uncomfortable feelings of downtown by getting out and exploring. 

“If you’re uncomfortable walking through Occidental Park,

you need to confront those feelings…and get over it.”

It takes bullets and blood to get the cops down here


“Every twenty years or so this area goes through a major change and we’re in one now.

A lot of good places coming in and the prospectors (landlords) will hopefully support that.

And one of my waitresses got beaten half to death just last week and

her boyfriend has 3 cracked ribs. But it takes bullets and blood to get the cops down here.”

I Love To Dance


 “I like to dance. All kinds of dancing, all clubs.

Even in the street, wherever there is music.

I like when they do dancing in the square over there.”

Gus runs a hot dog stand during the baseball season.

When I see him he quotes the whole season’s dates to me.

He told me he loves going to all the other hot dog stands for sides,

and he loads his dog until the bread is all soggy–his favorite!